War of 1812

By: Nate Elder, Jack Turner, Nick Keilson, and Jackson T.

Causes of the War

The causes of the War of 1812 included the British attempts to restrict U.S. trade, the Royal Navy’s impressment of American seamen and America’s desire to expand its territory. The people of the United States wanted war with the British so that they could rid the country of them. They were tired of being restricted in trade by the British and not being able to expand territory due to the support of the Native Americans by the British.
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War of 1812 Hero's

There were many war heroes during the War of 1812. One of these war heroes is Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson won one of the most decisive victories in the war when he won against the British in the Battle of New Orleans. Another war hero was William Henry Harrison, who was the sole commander in the war of 1812. Harrison made a huge impact on the war due to his great leadership skills and his strategies that led to the British defeat in the Battle of Thames.

Events and Battles

1812 War has be declared on Britain by the United States. After Britain had defeated France most of the reason America and Britain went to war for had disappeared. In August, 1814 the British marched on into Washington D.C.. The British troops burned down the White House and other buildings. In December 1814 the Treaty of Ghent was signed ending the war between Britain and America. The word of a treaty did not reach New Orleans until too late. In January 1815 Andrew Jackson lead his troops on a victory over Britain that was worthless.

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Effects of the War

After the war of 1812 the people of the United States showed much more patriotism towards their country and the United States gained much more respect from the other countries. This led to many treaties and alliances between the United States and other countries. Another thing that was caused by the War of 1812 was that the military and the manufacturing in the United States strengthened. Also the Native Americans were not much of a threat anymore due to the eradication of their British supporters.